National Affairs: Annapolis' First

With a minimum of whoopdedo, as if it were the most natural thing in the world, the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis graduated it's first Negro. Conspicuous in the spread of crisp white uniforms at Dahlgren Hall, Ensign Wesley Anthony Brown, U.S.N., got his diploma, joyfully tossed his cap in the air with those of his 789 classmates. His mother, plump Mrs. Rosetta Brown, who had pressed pants to help him through high school, watched proudly from the galleries. Rear Admiral J. L. Holloway Jr., the Academy superintendent, greeted her at the June Week...

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